Solar Industry News

The Advantages of California Home Solar Energy Systems in 2024: The Future is Radiant

May 22, 2024

Climate change remains a significant global concern that impacts us all. Many countries are actively working to reduce greenhouse gas…

Everything You Need to Know About Self-Consumption

May 12, 2024

Self-consumption is becoming increasingly important as more homeowners install solar panels and home batteries. It involves producing and using your…

Self-Consumption Batteries vs. Backup Batteries

May 1, 2024

As solar power becomes a more popular choice for powering homes across the United States, maximizing your solar system’s potential…

Understanding Off-Peak Electricity Hours in California

April 18, 2024

As homeowners in Northern California are dealing with rising PG&E utility rates, understanding Time-of-Use (TOU) plans is more important than…

Does New Construction in California Require Solar?

March 22, 2024

California leads the nation in solar energy, consistently topping the Solar Energy Industries Association’s ranking of the best states to…

Understanding Electric Rates & How Solar Can Help California Residents Save

December 26, 2023

In the world of renewable energy, solar power has a popular clean energy option for many homeowners in California. But…

15 Ways to Conserve Energy and Reduce Your Electric Bill

December 11, 2023

In the Golden State of California, full of sunshine and warm weather, homeowners are always on the lookout for ways…

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How Much Electricity Does the Average Home Use in California?

December 7, 2023

Electricity is the lifeblood of our homes, powering everything from our lights to our essential appliances. But how much electricity…

What is a Solar Array?

December 2, 2023

In the world of renewable energy, solar power shines brightly as a sustainable alternative, leading the charge towards a greener…

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Do Solar Panels Impact the Resale Value of Your Home?

November 7, 2023

In the realm of clean energy, the impact of solar panels has emerged as a game-changer. As more California homeowners…

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The Basic Components of a Commercial Solar Panel Installation

The Basic Components of a Commercial Solar Panel Installation

By p15 | April 7, 2017

How does solar energy work? What is the photovoltaic effect? What are the basic components that make up a commercial solar panel installation? It’s actually pretty simple. This video overviews the typical commercial solar panel system components and how solar panels produce electricity. It even covers potential savings to your average electric bill with solar…

How to Buy Solar Panels: FAQs About Solar Financing

How to Buy Solar Panels: FAQs About Solar Financing

By p15 | April 6, 2017

Many homeowners who are interested in going solar aren’t sure whether they can afford it and may not be aware that there are several ways to finance a new home solar system. In the past, purchasing a home solar system might have required a full, upfront payment or a home equity loan. But these days…

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Understanding Commercial Solar Financing Options: Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

By p15 | April 4, 2017

Is your organization considering going solar? Are you investigating different commercial solar financing options? A solar power purchase agreement (PPA) may be a viable choice. Here are four questions organizations often ask about solar PPAs to help decide if this financing option is right for their needs: What is a solar PPA? A PPA is…

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Solar Tax Credit Extended.

By p15 | April 1, 2017

There’s Still Time To Save. Originally planned to expire following 2016, the 30% federal solar tax credit was recently extended through 2019.  Homeowners can claim a 30% tax credit on their investment in solar by filling out IRS form 5695 for the tax year in which the system was installed.  Take advantage of this huge…

What Are Solar Panels Made Of?

By p15 | March 29, 2017

Whether it’s the food we consume, the beauty products we wear or the technology we use, consumers want to know what exactly these things are made of. We seek confidence that what we’re buying is safe for ourselves, our families and the environment. Solar shoppers are no different. For consumers and those in the building…

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5 Tips To Picking The Best Solar Company

By p15 | March 24, 2017

With the rising costs of electricity, many home and business owners are moving toward alternative sources of energy to power their homes, businesses, and cars. Last year, the average monthly Bay Area electricity bill was $250 per home. Over the next 25 years that adds up to nearly $150,000 for electricity alone. To ensure that…

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Vote Solar’s Annual Celebration & Fundraiser

By p15 | March 22, 2017

Solar Technologies is a SunPower Master dealer and one of the Bay Area’s leading providers of state-of-the-art solar power systems. Since 1998 they’ve installed over 75,000 solar panels for residential, commercial, and industrial clients, helping them save thousands annually on electric bills. To maximize the amount of energy you receive from every drop of sunshine,…

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PICKING THE RIGHT SOLAR COMPANY KEEPS THINGS BRIGHT.

By p15 | March 21, 2017

Solar Technologies, a Bay Area leader in solar panel systems, urges Bay Area homeowners to think twice before selecting a solar company. The quality of the solar installer and equipment will directly affect the system’s reliability and a homeowner’s long-term savings. “We often hear about California solar companies trying to pressure customers into acting fast…

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What is a Carbon Footprint?

By p15 | March 17, 2017

The arrival of a new year usually has everyone resolving to shed excess things and start anew. Maybe it’s pounds gained from holiday indulgences. Maybe it’s sheer “stuff,” extra possessions that seem to have multiplied after a season of gift exchanges. While kicking off 2017 with promises to eat healthy or live more simply is…

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Breaking Down Commercial Solar Panel Costs

By p15 | March 15, 2017

If you’ve ever considered taking your business solar, but were worried by the cost, you may find yourself in luck. The price of solar panels has absolutely crashed over the last year, a reduction in price enabled by both advancing technology and economies of scale. As it stands, commercial solar panel costs now put renewable…